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La Playa Carmel

Carmel Wedding Venue
Camino Real and 8th Street
Carmel, California 93921

Contact: Catering
Phone: 831/293-6107
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Why We Like This Place

Occupying several acres in the heart of residential Carmel, just two blocks from the beach, La Playa remains one of the most beautiful and inviting places we’ve had the pleasure to write about.

Originally built in 1904 as a private residence, La Playa was expanded and converted into a hotel in 1916. Standing in front of the building, you feel a bit like you’ve been transported to Europe. Its distinctly Mediterranean style, with earthy terracotta-tile roofs, soft pastel walls and a bright green formal garden, are reminiscent of Italy. Even though there’s a lovely patina about La Playa, make no mistake—this newly renovated boutique resort hotel offers contemporary freshness along with its romantic Old World appeal.

Outdoor celebrations are held in the Courtyard, surrounded by lush gardens with a fountain, technicolor annuals, manicured lawns and climbing bougainvillea. The entire setting, which also enjoys peeks of Carmel Bay, is gorgeous and private.

Inside the hotel, rooms of various sizes host a wide range events, and most have amazing views of the garden and Pacific Ocean.

La Playa Hotel is a sublime destination for a personal or business retreat—here tasteful furnishings, French doors and magnificent views are standard amenities. We can’t help but love this place, and if you share our sentiments feel free to stay overnight or have your honeymoon here, too!



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 0
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 150

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 120
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 120
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 150
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 150


  • Max. Seated: 150

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The courtyard area seats 150 guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 12–150 seated guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: There are several rooms which hold 12–150 seated guests.

Fees & Deposits

For weddings, a nonrefundable deposit is required to confirm your date and banquet space. The deposit is based on your event specs. Half the estimated event total is due 3 months prior to the event; the remaining balance is due 1 month prior. Rental fees range $450–3,000 depending upon the space rented. Reception buffets and plated meals range $40–100/person. Room rental fees, beverages, tax and a 22% gratuity are additional. For meeting or corporate event information, contact the sales and catering department.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA, extra fee
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: on-street
Accommodations: 75 guest rooms
Telephone: guest phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: limited
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: ocean and gardens

Site Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds
Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK until 10pm with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required

Some Essential Info
Price $$ • $$$




Amplified Music

w/ Restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily.

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